Microphone does not work

Bug #405814 reported by Deji Olatunji on 2009-07-28
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hardware : Intel System Controller Hub (SCH Poulsbo) HD Audio Controller

Steps to Reproduce :

1. Install Karmic (Ubuntu 9.10) on your system
2. Go to Applications and go to Sound & Video and open the Sound Recorder Application
3. Plug in a microphone and record into it.
4. Play back your recording

Actual Result : No sound plays back

Expected Result : Recording Plays back

Nathan (tomato7) on 2009-07-28
affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)

Please run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach necessary debug info:

apport-collect -p alsa-base 405814

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

I have the same problem.

Using kubuntu 9.10 on eee pc 1101HA.

I selected the front microphon as capture input, but only noise is picked up.

 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: ALC269 Analog [ALC269 Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Architecture: i386
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: MID [HDA Intel MID], device 0: ALC269 Analog [ALC269 Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 /dev/snd/controlC0: lino 1625 F.... knotify4
                      lino 1654 F.... kmix
 Card hw:0 'MID'/'HDA Intel MID at 0xf3f38000 irq 23'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC269'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0269,104383ce,00100004'
   Controls : 15
   Simple ctrls : 10
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu-Netbook 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091026.1)
Package: alsa-base 1.0.20+dfsg-1ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
tags: added: apport-collected
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Jeremy Foshee (jeremyfoshee) wrote :

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AnaHall (adc54041) on 2010-09-26
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → New
AnaHall (adc54041) wrote :

I am currently running a Gateway NV52 and Ubuntu 10.10 Meerkat Beta and my internal mic also does not work. I just recently installed this version through a complete wipe from my previous dual boot between Vista and 10.04 and even then my mic gave me many problems. While I was in 10.04, it initially worked for awhile and then randomly one day stopped and I couldn't figure out what to do. Now that I'm all Linux and this is my only option, it has become a bigger problem than before whereas I could just switch back to Windows. I've completely uninstalled Pulse Audio (as far as I can tell) and gone over to ALSA. I messed around with the mixer a bit and the options. In previous threads that told me to change some indicated options such as Capture and what not, I realized that I don't have some of these options in my mixer and I'm not sure how to get them. Could someone help me as well as I'm a big VoIP user and this isn't exactly convenient... ???

ybaruss (yabruss) wrote :


If you go to Application>Sound&Video>SoundsRecorder and then File>Open Volume Controler you should have a display of Hardware / Input / Output and properties. Can you provide some details of what is reported ? You there can check volume that reaches ubuntu in live.

ybaruss (yabruss) on 2010-10-02
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
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